Graduate student David A. Hague of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department received a Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation Program (SMART) scholarship. The SMART Scholarship for Service Program provides an opportunity for students pursuing a graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed at a Department of Defense lab facility upon degree completion. Mr. Hague's sponsoring facility will be the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, RI. The scholarship will pay full tuition and fees for Mr. Hague, and also provides a stipend during the academic year and paid summer internships for the duration of Mr. Hague's graduate program. Mr. Hague was one of roughly 300 recipients chosen from a pool of more than 3000 applicants for the scholarship.
Mr. Hague graduated from UMASS Dartmouth in 2005 with a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. He is an Army veteran with tours of duty in Afghanistan in 2002 and Kosovo in 2006. From the end of 2006 until August 2009, he worked for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems located in Tewksbury, MA as a signal processing software developer for a variety of Radar systems. His main academic interests are sonar signal processing, compressive sensing, and adaptive signal processing. He returned to UMASS in Fall 2009 as a research assistant at the Acoustic Signal Processing lab run by Dr. John R. Buck to pursue graduate study in underwater acoustic signal processing.
Author: "John Buck [Contact]"
Submitted by: Dayalan Kasilingam
Department: College Of Engineering - Ece